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Retained List: Two regular starters allowed to leave Yeovil

Yeovil Town have issued their retained list, which has seen a total of six out of contract players told that they are no longer needed at the Sky Bet League Two club. Nine more were offered contracts, although one of those has already been rejected and has subsequently signed for another club.

The Glovers finished just four points above the trapdoor into the Vanarama National League. Way shall certainly be targeting an improved showing for Yeovil next season, and big changes are anticipated at Huish Park over the coming weeks and months.

There are two fairly surprising names among those who are released. Tom Eaves and Alex Lawless both started 30 of the 46 league matches over the past season, so could be described as regulars. Nevertheless, they both have been told that they can go to link up with another club. Veteran centre back Darren Ward started 14 games but the club are now perhaps looking to build for the future so he has been let go. Ollie Bassett, Brandon Goodship and Joe Lea won’t be surprised to see they have been let go.

Kevin Dawson was offered an extension but he has instead decided to sign a contract at league rivals Cheltenham Town instead. This is a big blow to Yeovil considering he was a key player for the club. Top scorer Francois Zoko is another to be offered an extension, along with Matty Dolan, Nathan Smith and Fans Player of the Year Alex Lacey. Creative influence Otis Khan joins that list, in addition to Jonny Maddison, Bevis Mugabi and Tom James.

Released: Ollie Bassett, Tom Eaves, Brandon Goodship, Alex Lawless, Joe Lea & Darren Ward.

Offered new contract: Kevin Dawson (rejected and signed for Cheltenham Town), Matty Dolan, Tom James, Otis Khan, Alex Lacey, Bevis Mugabi, Nathan Smith, Francois Zoko & Jonny Maddison.

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